If, for some perverse reason, liberals want to throw the presidential election, they should go right on denouncing Donald Trump as a “populist.”
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Anger is clearly the buzzword of the 2016 presidential campaign, especially on the GOP side of the aisle. Google the word with Republican and, like me, you might get more than 24 million hits (vs. 606,000 when matched with Democrat).
Britain has Brexited, choosing populism over pragmatism, insularity over inclusion — and leaving the world transformed and deeply worried.
Even before the horrific attack in Orlando earlier this month, life in 21st century America had become intolerably, pervasively fearful. Our mad proliferation of guns, and the obscene loopholes that allow dangerous people to access them freely, are the most consistent engines of terror in our society today.
I am a “gun nut.”
Years ago I wrote about the POW bracelet I’ve been wearing since 1971.
Array This is the second in a four-part series. The other parts will run in the coming weeks.
On Monday night, Stephen Colbert, like each of his late-night colleagues, opened “The Late Show” with a serious and heartfelt response to the recent mass shooting in Orlando, Fla.
Here is the plain and dangerous truth facing the cosmopolitan world: In the opinion of many millions of Jews and Christians and Muslims, the Abrahamic God of the desert is a homophobe.
The Cascadia Rising exercise is finally over.
Seven minutes. That’s how long it took me to buy an AR-15, the semiautomatic rifle used in the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.
Donald Trump’s free ride on your television screen is coming to an end. In the Republican primary campaign, Trump profited from his undeniable entertainment value, grabbing hours of TV time with speeches, news conferences and interviews. To be honest, it was hard not to watch.
A U.S. citizen, whose own family called him homophobic, shot more than 100 of my LGBTQ siblings this weekend. He used an AR-15 he possessed legally. He succeeded in spite of extensive law enforcement efforts to intervene.
The world is watching us. Americans always have known that. But for a while now, I’ve been troubled by what others see.
The day I’m forced to offer “trigger warnings” before teaching is the day I stop teaching. To insist that I, or any other teacher, warn students that the material in a class might upset them defeats the purpose of education. Colleges and universities must remain institutions that inflame curiosity and, by their very existence, disturb those who enter their gates.